Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 122,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Eejot Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 120,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 236,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
Internews Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 806,701

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13110 records found.